The South Korean President Moon and the North Korean Premier Kim met for a three-day summit.
According to Moon most of the time was spent over discussions on how to break an impasse and initiate nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang.
These talks between the two countries are currently at odds over what should come first, ending the war or denuclearization.
Kim, who had recently talked about the need for another summit with President Trump after their groundbreaking talks in Singapore during June, has mentioned that the North is willing to permanently dismantle missile facilities. Moreover, he has also mentioned dismantling the Yongbyon nuclear complex if the U.S. can promise corresponding action on its part.
“Chairman Kim expressed his wish that he wanted to complete denuclearization quickly and focus on economic development,” Moon mentioned while talking to a news conference in Seoul. This was shortly after he returned from the summit held with Kim in Pyongyang.
“He hoped a second summit with Trump would take place in the near future, in order to move the denuclearization process along quickly,” said Moon further.
The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had previously mentioned that he has invited the foreign minister of North Korea to hold a meeting in New York next week. While we have no concrete response to the invitation from North Korea yet, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said that invitations had been sent. She added, “We certainly stand ready to meet if they are able to.”
Both the countries are keen to initiate peace talks and develop an end to the war. Donald Trump was called by many as naïve on the foreign front, but he is starting to make inroads and victories that no other President before him has ever done.
Emmy Skylar started working for Debate Report in 2017. Emmy grew up in a small town in northern Manitoba. But moved to Ontario for university. Before joining Debate Report, Emmy briefly worked as a freelance journalist for CBC News. She covers politics and the economy.